8" square - A commission from my niece for her fiance.
I've really enjoyed making this. It took me a while to decide on the papers and finally went for these from the Fathers and Fedoras kit by Summer Driggs.
The inspiration for this was influenced by ..... a challenge sketch from here (this is not near enough to enter) and here + a design by Sue of Particraft fame + the gorgeous gold panel by Linda the Funky Junkie.
I got really mucky with DI's and ink pads and I only just managed to save my kitchen worktop from ending up gold embossed, lol.
I hand cut a hole in the top layer by cutting round the inside of a nestie circle - the ring is also cut from the same set. The paper was rather flimsy so I stuck it to some card to give it some substance. This layer is popped up with foam tape.
I made the gold panel inside the hole by inking up a circle, embossing it with gold EP, further dry embossing with the texture folder and finally ageing it with copper and black ink pads until I was satisfied with the result. Actually I was very proud of it and then went and covered it up with the sentiment. This was made as usual in Publisher.
Men's cards can be awkward to embellish and I didn't want to go OTT. I hope you think what I have done suits this
I grunged up TH flourish die, and added a brad with the fiance's initial - chunky gold thread.- a square of burlap and the brown rose...I hope he doesn't think that is too sissy, lol.
Crafty Cardmakers #57 - heat embossing - Proud to say this card was chosen as winner!!
The ABC Challenge - E is for embossing
The Paper Shelter #42 - anything goes
PCJ - anything goes
Lexi's #54 - one for the lads
DYSU #48 - ribbon or anything you can tie
Allsorts #132 - going round in circles
Penny Black - december challenge - happy birthday
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